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exactly! (expensive)

I probably wont buy any more. this is about the third time Ive tried to use it.
(meaning third time Ive bought some)
I still have a bit left in this *package* so I'll try your suggestions.
Its too expensive for me for so little flavor.
I can get some color that is similar using tumeric. (but using less because THAT i can taste)

Ive been experimenting with new things, like the Gochujang.
I need to find or go up to this spice shop and sniff all the things I want to try to use.
Either that, or stop experimenting and watching the cooking shows. lol
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exactly! (expensive)

I probably wont buy any more. this is about the third time Ive tried to use it.
(meaning third time Ive bought some)
I still have a bit left in this *package* so I'll try your suggestions.
Its too expensive for me for so little flavor.
I can get some color that is similar using tumeric. (but using less because THAT i can taste)

Ive been experimenting with new things, like the Gochujang.
I need to find or go up to this spice shop and sniff all the things I want to try to use.
Either that, or stop experimenting and watching the cooking shows. lol
I've used it in a spanish chicken and rice dish more like paella. I used the whole strands and as much as I liked it it can overwhelm others who don't like it!!! It's more of an aromatic then a flavor really, but the color is awesome!!!
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I am cooking with tofu for the first time in my life. Currently, I have been placed on a very high protein diet and was advised this is a good amount of protein / low fat option. My dinner currently being cooked is rather plain but it scares me still!
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I am cooking with tofu for the first time in my life. Currently, I have been placed on a very high protein diet and was advised this is a good amount of protein / low fat option. My dinner currently being cooked is rather plain but it scares me still!
I tried tofu and I guess for some it's great it made me sick I'm allergic to SOY!!! So my idea was good just had no clue but I didn't like the taste or texture, I never really saw the attraction.
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I didn’t like it. The taste was fine cause I like loaded it with garlic and ginger. The texture? It was like a chewy dog toy but that could be cause I did not cook it super. Each of us stood looking at it like it was a nuclear reactor!

Now, we have leftovers for lunch and dinner, maybe. The Nantes carrots make it sweet in a good way though!

My fiancé is eating my same diet to coax me to eat [like a little kid !!!] so maybe I will pass the tofu off all to him.
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It's sad but sexuality should never have been involved in any of this crap it horrifying to me who doesn't even have a child. I've a ton of friends who are gay, I personally don't care what someone is or does behind closed doors. I'm all for controlling the sale of assault rifles, but I can't even express how mad I get at someone bringing their sexual preference into this issue. So if someone is fighting for gun control great this isn't a gay rights parade. I'm straight but really does that matter when children can go by automatic weapons and wipe out 17 people in a matter of seconds? NO it means nothing.

xo, this is a little late, but it needs clarification.... she, and none of the other students, brought their sexuality up as part of that original demonstration. Their attackers, who called them 'crisis actors' and denigrated them for one reason and another, and one fo the things they were hit with was the sexuality of one of the girls. That's why it began to be part of the conversation.
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Ive heard there is different kinds of tofu, with different textures.
I dont know tho. I hear it absorbs whatever you flavor it with.
(Ive only eaten it as a part of a dish at a resturant)

As for high protein, what about fish? Isnt that high in protein?
Or milk products?
(unless you are allergic or sensitive to milk....cheese...)

Dont think I could make tofu a big part of my diet. The texture thing would be off putting for me.
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xo, this is a little late, but it needs clarification.... she, and none of the other students, brought their sexuality up as part of that original demonstration. Their attackers, who called them 'crisis actors' and denigrated them for one reason and another, and one fo the things they were hit with was the sexuality of one of the girls. That's why it began to be part of the conversation.
I'm sorry if I was unclear!!!
I know that I wasn't saying it was the students fault I meant that the attackers were asses for bringing that into this whole thing. Sexuality shouldn't ever have been brought up to be used as a weapon against the students. Sorry I wasn't clear about that. I give those kids my full support for trying to get weapons of mass destruction out of peoples hands, it's very brave of them and I admire their courage. I don't understand is the jerks who think it's ok to bully a courageous person for trying to make a change and feel safe to go to school.
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Ive heard there is different kinds of tofu, with different textures.
I dont know tho. I hear it absorbs whatever you flavor it with.
(Ive only eaten it as a part of a dish at a resturant)

As for high protein, what about fish? Isnt that high in protein?
Or milk products?
(unless you are allergic or sensitive to milk....cheese...)

Dont think I could make tofu a big part of my diet. The texture thing would be off putting for me.
Yes, it for sure, took on the flavour well, but the texture was not very nice. For the protein, I am eating fish and lean white meats. [Chicken and turkey.] As well, including beans and legumes. Have not developed „ musical “ side effects, thankfully.

I need high calcium too! So, yes, cheeses, cottage cheese, at least 3 cups of milk a day, yogurt. Eating leafy greens like a bovine!

All of this eating gets stressful and after some time, bland.
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Well who's cooking what for the Holiday's? Me I'm going out for Chinese with my neighbor!!LOL I did go buy a ton of stuff to cook as my friends B-day is today, so tomorrow I'm doing a small b-day dinner for her. I kind of have a choice on what to do as I bought a spiral ham, but I don't feel like doing a bunch of sides. I bought all the ingredients for Chicken/spinach lasangna. I'm just not sure which I feel like doing, either is about the same work wise. I went to Aldi's and kind of went nuts shopping for good imported cheeses to make a real Alfredo Sauce. I'm sitting typing instead of working on it!!!LOL It's to early to start cooking for tomorrow but if I do the lasangna I need to precook the chicken make the sauce it's way easier to build the layers if everything is cold to start. Anyway anyone have a good easy easter bread recipe?
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I started browning chicken about an hour ago for chicken and dumplings. I might not get it finished tonight as I am too caught up in a Harry Dresden, Professional Wizard book.

Barbie, how was your meal out with your friend?

A neighbor couple is treating me to lunch this week and they want to go to a vegan soul food place right here in our area. I've never been, but I like the couple and am looking forward to trying something new although I can't see me being vegan.
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I made all the sides and appetizers for today. My mom made the lamb.
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I was not going to cook. Only me and the youngest were gonna be home.
(hub working)
so.......son guilts me into cooking a ham.
yummy but dang it seemed too salty.
All I did was put foil over it and bake it for about an hr plus.
Also threw in some sweet potatoes. Didnt bother with a salad tonight. Son wouldnt eat it anyway lol.
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Well, we ended up splitting the difference.....had to take the old man off to the hospital because of constant complaining (about various things), and you can't take too many chances with an almost 91-year-old. That took care of the Passover seder (he's Jewish) and I don't celebrate religious holidays of any sort and his daughter has a Christian boyfriend. So we had a general holiday meal on Saturday, with brisket and ribs and chicken with mashed potatoes.
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I am cooking with tofu for the first time in my life. Currently, I have been placed on a very high protein diet and was advised this is a good amount of protein / low fat option. My dinner currently being cooked is rather plain but it scares me still!
Buy extra firm, drain it really, really well. Then wrap it in a towel or paper towel and put a heavy plate on it overnight to get the extra moisture out. This is the key to the texture bit. If there's too much moisture, it's going to be bouncy and just weird.

My favorite recipe is salt and pepper tofu and then I make a honey ginger sauce for dipping. This is a rather complicated version of the recipe; I just add the salt and pepper to the cornstarch mixture. But it looks good, too.

And if the texture is really an issue, try tempeh. You can slice and cook it like bacon (not the flavor, but the ease of cooking) and it has a more dry/firm appearance.
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Buy extra firm, drain it really, really well. Then wrap it in a towel or paper towel and put a heavy plate on it overnight to get the extra moisture out. This is the key to the texture bit. If there's too much moisture, it's going to be bouncy and just weird.

My favorite recipe is salt and pepper tofu and then I make a honey ginger sauce for dipping. This is a rather complicated version of the recipe; I just add the salt and pepper to the cornstarch mixture. But it looks good, too.

And if the texture is really an issue, try tempeh. You can slice and cook it like bacon (not the flavor, but the ease of cooking) and it has a more dry/firm appearance.
Thank you so very much for the cooking tips! I see my problem now in that the tofu kept a lot of moisture. [ Bouncy! ] I have tried the pre - flavoured tempeh and I like it.
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https://www.wickedkitchen.com/mac-and-cheese-products


First HOT dill pickles and now this!
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First HOT dill pickles and now this!
LOL I am always looking for convenient easy stuff to eat. Some looks good the spinach/artichoke hand sandwich looks great!.
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I got so caught up on the mac & cheese items I didn't even read about the handhelds.

My Walmart carries both the mac items and both are ordered for my next pick-up which should be Sun. or Mon.
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Weve been eating ham all week.
except last night. Hub did a costco run and bought a chicken pot pie.
Weve not had that in a long while so I heated it up last night. Its huge so we will likely have that again tonight.

Convinced hub to take most of the ham off the bone and we froze it for later to make either split pea soup or lentils.
still have a load of ham but if they dont eat it up soon its going in the freezer too.

Gawd I wish it was sat.
its my long work week, and its supposed to rain like hell all day, and a good chunk of sat.
At least sunday we are supposed to get relief, which is great cause I am hopfully going to see my grandson on sunday. so excited!!!
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Thank you so very much for the cooking tips! I see my problem now in that the tofu kept a lot of moisture. [ Bouncy! ] I have tried the pre - flavoured tempeh and I like it.
I cut tofu in tiiiiiny little pieces and mix it with ground meat (chicken or turkey). I put meat and tofu in a pan with garlic, onion, peppers, tomato and spices and this makes a light and rather good fake chili. Tofu absorbes the juices of the meat and vegetables, you hardly notice it's there
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We finally FINALLY finished all the ham.
(well, except the stuff in the freezer lol)
I made those little hammy sammys using the crescent rolls in the can.
I had my son go and get some more of them and he bought two cans.
He and his friend ended up eating 15 of them!!!!
lol. I got one. (hub was working late)
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We finally FINALLY finished all the ham.
(well, except the stuff in the freezer lol)
I made those little hammy sammys using the crescent rolls in the can.
I had my son go and get some more of them and he bought two cans.
He and his friend ended up eating 15 of them!!!!
lol. I got one. (hub was working late)
LOL I took all ham off bone for same reason!!! I gave most away, bought the crescent rolls to do the same. I am going to buy a deep freezer I can't do the cooking I'd like to with a small freezer. I bought alot of fresh veggies for a big pot of chicken soup so today I am going to start that in my giant crock pot. Got a new neighbor moving in I hope they keep their porch nice. I can't stand messy unkept porches. My neighbors in my section all work hard at keeping ours nice and pretty. But some of the other buildings have some really messy ones. I wish we all had to keep them neat and use only decent patio furniture but thats never going to happen. I just really hope the lady is nice and a good neighbor. I'm going to bake some cookies to bring her, and maybe buy her a plant. I have my herbs going good enough to put outside, I just don't have enough room to put most of the stuff. I'm trying to figure how to build a above ground garden for the herbs and tomato plants. Gotta get on the diy forums.
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Depending on how large of an area you have..........
Rail road ties, or even just some 12" wide boards might do it.
I have not done all my planting yet. I did get a replacement Rosemary plant last weekend because the old one kicked it.
I also almost got some cilantro but decided against it, as its just a tad early for that.
I did get the basil. (I need to ask my son where he got the one he got last yr. It was great! Kept giving and giving.

Gonna do pork chops again tonight for dinner. Its supposed to be nice so maybe I'll get hubby to bbq them.
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Rail road ties, or even just some 12" wide boards might do it.
I have not done all my planting yet. I did get a replacement Rosemary plant last weekend because the old one kicked it.
I also almost got some cilantro but decided against it, as its just a tad early for that.
I did get the basil. (I need to ask my son where he got the one he got last yr. It was great! Kept giving and giving.

Gonna do pork chops again tonight for dinner. Its supposed to be nice so maybe I'll get hubby to bbq them.
Railroad ties are to big I'm thinking pallet gardening!!! I have a good spot for it just have to figure how to get it up right and attach pots!!! And where to get a pallet!!!LOL I need to me a young landscaper!!! Not to young!!!
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